by Andrew Green
An 18-year old man was shot three times
with a shotgun on Earl Marshall Drive at about 11.45pm on
27th April. He received injuries to his lower abdomen and
back, and the police are treating the crime as attempted murder.
A second shooting followed, assumed to be in
response to the first. Police have made some arrests, but
not charged anyone so far. They believe the crimes to be part
of a turf war between rival drug dealers. Anyone with information
about the shooting should contact Attercliffe CID on 296 4364.
Another shooting on Earsham Street on 27th March
is thought to be unrelated to the Earl Marshall Drive incident.
The victim is in danger of losing his arm.
the first for some months, and complaints the Messenger
has received of young people’s anti-social behaviour
[see letters], have led us to
On the Wensley Estate in Firvale,
police are using contraversial new powers granted under David
Blunkett’s Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003. In Burngreave
the new Anti-social Behaviour Team have been kept busy, but
plans for increased provision for young people have been delayed.
This month the Messenger
brings you updates on all these issues and a report from our
streets in our feature 'What future
for young people?'. See:
Streets of Burngreave
– safe and quiet?
Behaviour team kept busy
What future for young